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international is one in the afternoon here in moscow so. the iraqi army says it's taking full control of the city of cook and pushed kurdish peshmerga forces out it was described as a declaration of war by the kurdish military. response. it's. i . think god is very high we have been searching for the fighters since yesterday who are you searching for exactly. the fighters who haven't left the city yet. were killed at the beginning and since then. we haven't found anyone so nothing happened besides
this of course no they tried to resist they opened fire on us but no one was hurt with the latest local journalist who did bring him describes the situation there now. has attack at the. last night. on three sides some. units have put it back from their own house and let the iraqi army enter the city from mike that college and from. a lot of other places southeastern part of the city and while it is has fallen from both sides is talking about it from our. people mobilization units and by talking about ten. iraqi government says the move was to increase security but the all rich city has been under the control of could his forces now since twenty four that's when the iraqi army fled the area to scape islamic state. has more next on how the war on
terror in iraq then has now turned in for a battle for territory. gunshots and one of the largest cities in the north of iraq that had nothing to do with terrorists. i mean it's about the terrorists not being there anymore after the kurdish units also known as and the iraqi army in cold war largely successful against eisel it is now all about showing who's boss and northern iraq and in particular in kirkuk back in two thousand and fourteen the kurds basically took full control of it while the iraqi army were hopelessly losing the country to islamic state i'm not saying these latest kirkuk clashes put iraq on the brink of a new civil war although the general command did call it a declaration. of war on the people of kurdistan but here's what the u.s.
central command called the takeover of a whole city after a fierce gun battle and masses of locals clean the area coalition forces reports of the limits of the exchange of fire but believe in gauge when this morning was a misunderstanding and not deliberate elements at times it's a link up until limits of visibility conditions clearly this is a difficult time for the united states their troops are important players and the startler is isis so has the rocket only and although the u.s. does not work now as a book up your own mobilization forces are also played an important role so now the us finds itself in a difficult position this is going to make it very difficult for the trump administration to resolve all this issue very quickly across the border in syria similar story the kurdish units have done a great job in taking over land from die and no matter what the government in
damascus has to say they want to keep it period we will never handed over our law is clear the land that runs with the blood of martyrs belongs to the people and we will not handed over to any force the battle against isis is if not finished it's largely finished and they've been able to come up with a plan the war of words got hotter and hotter and they have to move special forces but it's oil it's all about oil this is very important for iraq to take a city which they believe is theirs the government and to establish very quickly now that their military is stronger has proven itself against isis has become an organized and well received machine that they want to strike while the iron is hot the spain catalonia rumbles on now two key members of the kaplan independence movement have been detained and questioned on charges of sedition they're accused
of playing crucial roles in organizing catalonians disputed referendum which of course madrid says was illegal people protested loudly on monday night against the move banning pots and pans together. one. thousand and catalonia as president has slammed madrid now expressing regret that they were arrested for simply organizing peaceful rallies the separatist leaders called on the public to remain strong during this what they termed hard period for the region. as that but about and were disappointed with the judge's decision to deprive us of our freedom the sacked isn't aligned with the principles of justice its goal is to frighten them and punish us miles out of austin because then despite the times we're living in and the limitless repression
of the state to try and stop this democratic wave we're experiencing in catalonia i want you to be more serious than ever we must become aware of the importance of the historical moment. so little bit more detail about these two men you just saw that have been arrested one of them is the leader of the cattle our national assembly it's an organization which aims for the independence of the region it was created in twenty eleven and it's got over a thousand members the other guys this the president of the organization that promotes cattle on language and culture is also in favor of secession meantime the arrests have provoked outcry from a very famous will still blow you're about to see who it is that the camera in let the secret be revealed it's julian assange engine of the wiki leaks editor he chipped in on this he's described the politicians as the first high level political prisoners held over the referendum is a vocal supporter of catalan independence political commentator john white told us that he believes madrid has made a mistake with these arrests. after the ugly scenes of violence we witnessed the
whole world witnessed stone october the first that the best friend that catalan independence has is actually the spanish prime minister mariano rajoy and he's the worst enemy of spanish unity because there's no doubt in my mind the his actions. along this every step of the way of only serve to first of all fire the determination of those already supporting catalan independence but people have added new converts to the cause midst of a whole actions while the media. and language the constitution assembly and politic in my view because no one and cut the wood will accept regardless of where they stand on this question that the democratic politicians elected politicians represent and the cut a lot of regional parliament should be detained on this basis so it's a very very serious escalation and i i i contend it is a very very serious mistake on the part of the madrid government to take this
love this cheese day with islamic states suffering heavy losses in syria and iraq many children have been left behind as their parents die fighting for the terror group this is no often untold story but we're telling it to film one orphanage in iraq where some youngsters were clearly aware of the codes their relatives were fighting for even at that young age. papa or. mamma. after. that captain gave
a spanish film shame on you for the ok for cuomo. yeah. that's true. mama one can shake a shadow. but he looks young to. be a. good move. and as if life isn't tough enough for these children we've been hearing how countries now are grappling with how best to try to rehabilitate them again and potentially radicalized these youngsters in the sense of live with their other relatives and some safety. we have a moral obligation a duty now to help fix. the damage the last thing damage and the legacy
of our intervention and of previous governments. claim to be acting on our behalf we have to try and fix the mess we've created in a in an evidence based in a moderate way not with bullets i don't think that we can you know straight away go all you know western intervention is to blame for this isis is to blame for this extremism is to blame for this the parents who were extreme in their beliefs are to blame for this this isn't you know i didn't write a colossus children i didn't teach the children that their parents were martyrs but isn't my doing in the is a western intervention doing that was the doing of those who were extreme that were behaving in history manner when a people are under threat of being wiped out then the people who talk the toughest game they rise to prominence in such a society i was as i was about to explain like here when people think their
immigrants are stealing their jobs then. immigration far right parties you know come to the fore and rally people around them what you're saying is the children in the area on the ground day that were killed by by a terrorist extremist radicalized muslim that what those parents should do you couldn't blame them if they now came out became violent i don't want to see any child go through that and obviously we we do need to do whatever we can do but the moral compass is not only on the west it just isn't for these children we need to first hold them and put them out of immediate danger and then in co-create a strong sense of identity in them as you know m i five report in two thousand. suggested and confirmed a world brand of islam an identity religious identity is actually a. firewalling a preventative measure to put it kind of on
a need less not more of it right now. victims of certain crimes in london might need to think twice before calling the police in a few years to come seems to force faces drastic cuts and police chiefs say that's going to mean they might have to stop investigating what are termed low level crimes and this is it has been getting the details and reaction to the proposals to . imagine you get robbed on the street and the police tells you so are we we will be able to investigate it the police here in london seem to have had enough of being stretched to their limits with a force now saying it will have to ignore low level crime the idea is to say four hundred million pounds by twenty twentieth's and ease the burden on the just over thirty thousand police officers in the capital in addition gun crime crimes and sex offenses are up and calls to non non non have risen but some percent of all this against the backdrop of the current terror threat and unwavering commitment to keep london and london a safe so we're having to balance the books with fewer offices and less money the
met police are reassuring the public that the new approach is not going to affect homicide investigations kidnapping sexual offenses hate crime or domestic violence but rather lower level offenses such as shoplifting car crime and criminal damage. the home office says there's nothing to worry about there is. more money and more officers for each londoner than anywhere else in the country and this government
will continue to ensure that the metropolitan police have the resources they need to cut crime and keep our community safe but what does the public make of all this is going to encourage that people would commit more low level crimes wouldn't it because if you know that there's no repercussion for your crime sort of leaves it open ended doesn't it we hear a lot of things going on in the street and i'm terrified to go outside to be honest with you because you don't want to get involved in something like that so if they're going to start separating that and maybe my calls that night or my neighbor's calls that night may not be answered anymore makes me quite nervous they would start to do something more and more of an. as well as a retired police officer i kind of hate in any way you've got your support and you differentiate between not investigate because as i understand they will go and report the crime but if there's no leads off towards the nothink it's reasonable not to investigate and especially if you're going to archie lot. more ahead
that you saw tell you that the public are. telling you. that we. will walk. again so the revelations of sexual misconduct by the disgraced movie mogul harvey weinstein shaken the entertainment industry with more and more women continue to come forward about being abused by powerful executives it's shocking russia has not escaped getting drilled into the coverage a the. the news website foreign policy is written about how russian media has responded say it's not much of a link saying outlets are making light of the situation but at least i'd like other
major scandals in the u.s. moscow wasn't being directly blamed. the fallout over the weinstein scandal decades of sexual harassment claims women kucing rape even hollywood a listers angelina jolie leave when it's true i said you know a million times my heart was racing and i was very scared with a hollywood heavyweight in the eye of the storm some political figures have been dragged in is well being a long time during the at the democratic party weinstein has also made payments to the clinton foundation and personally contributed over thirty thousand us dollars to hillary clinton's presidential campaign it's a killer of clinton a while to condemn weinstein but when she did a few days after the scandal broke clinton couldn't resist bringing another person into the equation look we just elected a person who admitted sexual assault to the presidency the only shock a hit was that she didn't find
a way to mention the russians arguably the hollywood harassment scandal is the only major issue in the u.s. not to be pinned on russia even the american football control the c. of the n.f.l. players nailing in protest and donald trump lashing out at them for being unpatriotic came down to this hashtag chicken and all. were caught in it well they were chicken of the argument this past weekend and pushing them off of the troll farms as much as they could to try to just raise the noise level in america the black lives the most are protests also orchestrated by the russians apparently to see division in american society forgetting the actual issue of racism and police brutality at least one of the ads that was bought by this russian troll farm on facebook was the black lives matter ad three thousand ads purchased by russian hackers to sow political chaos in the u.s.
exploit hot button racial and religious issues russian books were also accused of amplifying the do. based on fracking in america and environmental issue that's been running for decades the powers that are looking to to have global policies need someone to blame for for the opposition that they face and they have to deal with it of my eyes the opposition so it's best to call them names and to say that they're just puppets of someone else and the russians provide an easy target just talk about how evil russia is and and how all the opposition to them is a spouse from a bad source and it's just it's a fiction and it's something that they rely upon to sell what they have to sell so it will be a surprise to find out that hollywood's most decorated now laid back have kremlin's highs. and another day goes on let's look at something
a bit lighter more positive shall we the russian resort of sochi is a melting pot of youngsters from around the globe right now with the world festival of youth and students well underway it's been a huge turnout there festival organizers say this year that attraction of the twenty five thousand visitors they get to enjoy a mix what you see for yourself we can sense of culture sports science and good concepts so they get to discuss world issues that matter to them like social injustice to get to could social and humanitarian activists is what is senior politicians and officials overall a lot to see and do now over the decades these festivals proved to be a life changing experience for some of its visits his next we invite you to meet manfred he recalls what it was like for him that very same event it was a moscow that it was way back in nineteen fifty seven.
memories relive from all those years back now we're talking about some really up to date technology next this is good if you're a fan of this kind of thing over my shoulder policing in dubai is literally about to take off officers they could simply responding to incidents on russian developed hope of bikes. i.
one of the developers of the high tech crime fighting drone told us what it feels like to actually get all one of these things. conquered the sky the next step is transporting humans were the pioneers of this was started as a noncommercial project and wanted to encourage people in popular science just leave it in you know it feels like nothing on earth use it like you would on a cross-country bike but at the same time you feel the ground disappearing from under your feet it feels very unusual. that while you can find more shots more take details of a very cool. site i want to take off big time we want to get to work also the front page exclusive video if you two of the rocky forces enter and cook kevin zero in from out for me thanks for watching and he's here with more the live updates as
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a crossroads anger of the island is on the rise. greetings and salutation do you ever wonder watchers why some news stories are given massive newspaper headlines and wall to wall coverage all over the cable news while other stories just as important maybe even more so get pushed to the back of the line to wither and die by the voltaren into the news media these are the questions that we should be asking so today let's look let's take a look at a couple of those stories that deserve more than just a single blurb or headlines stories that should not be ignored or allowed to dry up and blow away starting in somalia where a car bombing in the center of mogadishu took the lives of over three hundred
people and counting last saturday and according to the guardian one of the few news outlets to give the story any kind of major coverage the casualties included senior civil servants five paramedic volunteers a journalist but most were ordinary people on one of the busiest thoroughfares of mogadishu in fact the guardian reports the death toll could reach as high as five hundred but where is where is the walled in all news coverage that vegas paris and orlando received after violently violent attacks tragically struck those cities i don't see that for somalia no hashtag mogadishu strong on facebook anywhere because the rules of coverage are different for countries with predominantly lighter skin and a higher gross domestic product. you know what else doesn't get the kind of coverage that say your average hollywood divorce does the military industrial complex i mean why bother with extensive coverage of a tax dollar leeching bureaucracy that according to the pentagon's own data has
cost the average american taxpayer some seventy five hundred dollars per person since nine eleven when hey we can target by impulse and start to jonah's brother much more important or why or why bother reporting that the boondoggle of the up thirty five was given twenty billion tax dollars worth of obsolete fighter jets when there is russia meddling in poky to talk about. what we don't talk about the trivial here so let's roll up our sleeves and get coverage just the real news stories of the day as we continue watching the hawks. at the bottom. you know that i got. the.
welcome one and all are watching the hawks i robot and that topic. i know right now what do you know that no one is talking about no one ever talks of no. go blurb maybe a headline something as big as as big as somalia which in this in this attack this which is horribly tragic incredibly has a over the weekend yet less you are really paying attention you would be like oh well it's my heart that something happened it's we've talked about it before when things have happened over the last couple of years every time one of these things happens there's always other cases that have more of that have there are more tragic more civilians killed in a. places but as we've said before if it's not a mish metropolitan city. listen a lot of white people around people just don't pay attention to. where there's a lot of white people in africa and wearing uniforms and where this happened. you
can't be surprised that people are going to die in a place where you're going in with weapons of war and you're waging war and you're dropping bombs you're in an environment that's going to happen but to pretend like if it's important enough for us to be there it should be important enough for the u.s. press for that money a minute amount to let the american people know where where our soldiers are where or where they're fighting most definitely. they don't. you know you look at it like this it's like clint smith the teacher writer ph d. candidate at harvard i think it's the most important question imagine if two hundred fifty plus people in the u.s. or u.k. or france were killed in a truck bomb that's just what happened in somalia they deserved to be born so yes i think we do deserve to take more of the waltz of those people and i hope the brave . they can recover from this small is not a bad years but yes let's talk about that other favorite wonderful wonderful well
again that we could be giving them to malia we could be giving you know countries in africa how we could be giving them you know what we can build in roads yeah that's the country doing things like can help them and said we're putting all this money into ridiculous things like wasting twenty million with a b. twenty billion dollars on f. thirty five that are pretty much useless yes a so the u.s. military is now canceling upgrades to more than one hundred of these early model after thirty five stealth fighters that were used in the reasoning is that. they one hundred or so of them have this to be called the to be block block to be software and what that does is allow. a plane that actually has the capability physical capability to drop a number of different kinds of missiles because it has this one software it can only do like four different guns oh so we need for something like seventeen hundred
and sixty percent of them are useless totally they can't do any of them they're supposed to do so yeah that leaves us with about twenty billion dollars of stuff that we have an incredible time they have no they have no they have six percent twenty billion of these they don't work they don't have any capabilities that we paid for and there's a really enjoy time that would you like he's twenty billion dollar and search about ways to i would love to hear how twenty billion dollars it is because of something called speed over quality it's because of a strategy concurrent see. greater an analyst with the project on government oversight in washington d.c. told the daily beast there's the risk but the services would be stuck with less than capable aircraft as one that the pentagon knowingly took with leaders decided to overwhelm the development and the testing of the program with the production so basically it's a deliberate strategy which is they say is designed to speed up no design not that's just doing things poorly this is what you think is the dumbest thing i've
ever heard they get away with it because we just throw money at the military without any any any kind of oversight with anything in our guidelines that yukos research then development then reduction then distribution it's like day three of business school you might want to try things were different in the program they say we can only agree that once you do what they want to they have taxpayer dollars to waste not held accountable to bed that's the problem because the moment you try to hold them accountable they're say well why are you why are you preventing the soldiers you know from doing what they need i want to know why you're preventing you're wasting away twenty billion dollars that twenty billion dollars could a fed every single kid who goes hungry in this country somalia two and some up. you know we have some left over for legs i don't need your stories i'm sure you were you know i brought us a little seventy five hundred dollars for your person in the united states who pays taxes since nine eleven what's really interesting though is the opposite of how
much we spend on diplomacy a lot less it's about forty one hundred nine eleven per person so they have our tax money only forty one hundred for diplomacy and seventy five hundred for just you know bridging i don't get it i just don't understand that sometimes you get a real war like society one point five trillion dollars you know afghanistan iraq and syria one point five trillion dollars and you're telling me we can't feed people or take care of our elderly we should get rid of social security because who cares about old people although one point five actually jumps up to five trillion dollars. include things like the military no one knows when you start including black budgets and cia operations just truly. for nearly a week flames continue to burn in northern california scores dead and thousands more evacuated compounded by strong winds the flames have been spreading like wildfire and sending paths of smoke hundreds of miles across the region the same
winds reignited the fires this saturday causing yet more evacuations and panic while at least a dozen people remain missing and economic and sell to physical injury the fires are hitting california's wine country a major economic engine in the state the hardest actually had the latest weather reports do bring hope that a weather system out of alaska will bring much needed rainfall later this week to help quell the flames but in the meantime eleven thousand firefighters are on the front lines risking everything to help stop the destruction this week has more out of los angeles. and tyrrell you know the largest x. factor of this disaster as you mentioned are those unrelenting winds we understand that the winds carried the smoke some fire. hundred fifty miles all the way to the mexico border and nasa is motive satellite passed over california on friday capturing these images and you can see the decline of smoke coming from santa rosa into the pacific ocean parallel to the northern edge of mexico so those winds like
you mentioned are just very very strong still at this point how the looks a lot like the same problems were up in the seventy's just to decide whether images of the over the ridges of the fires have burned over two hundred thousand acres leaving california's fire crews essentially exhausted and spread remarkably despite eleven thousand how is the state handling this crisis. and we understand that the state actually released you know federal emergency funds but we understand there's also one hundred thousand firefighters from neighboring states coming in to help with this effort one hundred thousand firefighters and then another eight hundred eighty fire engines one hundred thirty four bulldozers two hundred twenty four hand crews and one hundred thirty eight water tenders and first thing saturday morning there were fourteen helicopters in the air conducting water drops wow it's pretty amazing now according to authorities you have about one hundred thousand people
under these evacuation orders forty people dead fifty seven hundred homes and businesses already destroyed what comes next for the survivors. yeah you know it's a great question according to authorities there are one hundred thousand californians that are under evacuation orders right now as we speak forty people dead fifty seven hundred homes and businesses destroyed and survivors they've just been stunned by the and president of destruction wow and you spoke with two of the survivors i believe earlier greg that we could take a look i did. and then the winds came up the fire was like a fire tsunami it was like a fireball the winds were so fierce so fierce so there's very little time i ran in and grabbed our grandson. it was staying with us seven years old my wife and our two party dogs thrown in my car and we backed out and as we backed out the house just went up in flames so we're very fortunate to get out. this incredible
testimony as you hear there and also i don't want to miss this either you also spoke with some fire representatives or fire california fire spokesperson about their efforts and what they're doing let's let's take a look at that as well. but that's pretty stunning figure that the fact that we burned almost as much in a week that we burned all year long so it's it's a fire season in a week resources are stretched pretty thin but the crews are still in good spirits this is a late season fire and this is typically when california severs its most devastating fires. that just i mean the most fires that they normally have in a season in one we are saying that natacha obviously these players are having a stronger than usual impact on the economy got about forty seconds just how hard is this state you know has this hit the wine industry there. well we understand at least fifteen wineries smaller wineries have been destroyed but if you think about it the wineries in general they're accounts of course fifty seven billion dollars
for the california state economy so it's a huge effort here in california you know people go there to get married in the wine country they just have the p.g.a. tour there just a little more than a week ago vacation there and there's about one hundred thousand jobs there are winery based as well so too early to tell exactly how damaging destroyed everything is we understand a lot of groups are already harvested but as far as the wineries being you know back up and running it's still too early to tell thank you so much natasha sweet great great reporting out there all right as we go to break cork watchers don't forget to let us know what you think of the topics we've covered on facebook and twitter see our poll shows at our t.v. dot com and coming up we present the second part of strong storms interview with pentagon papers whistleblower daniel ellsberg about the group. ken burns documentary series of the vietnam war stay to watch.
with the whole make this manufacture consent to instant of public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the financial merry go round listen to the one percent of. the time we can all middle of the room signals. to leave room for the real news. we all willingly accepted the risk of being shot wounded taken prisoner but new
first signed up to be friggin poisoned by our own people of seeing stuff that was nuclear biological and chemical products the said do not truck tires all types of styrofoam polystyrene batteries trucks there was a complete denial i think at all levels of government that there was any connection between bomb pits and what these brave soldiers were suffering from to compensate every soldier marine airman and sailor that was on the ground that are complaining about illnesses from their exposure from the berm pits would really literally send a be a pro and they don't want to pay it so the waiting in decades. a lot of those soldiers will die. and they will. get the bill to. be. delayed.
half a century may have passed since the brutality of the vietnam war yet there are as many unanswered questions about the conflict as there are tombstones in arlington cemetery from allegations that the cia's air america led the charge and drug smuggling under the cover of the vietnam and a war and a war unless the white house juggling act that sought to balance strategic combat decisions with political calculations back at home the war has left an ocean of questions and its proper putting in doubt almost every single statement our government officials have publicly made on the topic to explore these questions and how many of our domestic problems are linked to the wars we find ourselves in johnstone was joined earlier by daniel ellsberg the former us military analyst and whistleblower behind the famous pentagon papers here as what he thinks for a missing in the debate over vietnam. the fact that we had
a heroin epidemic here when we were fighting a covert war in part and then an open war in. asia southeast asia later a cocaine epidemic we were fighting covert wars in nicaragua and central america and again the heroin epidemic. going when we are fighting a war in afghanistan. which by the way a lot of that heroin as i understand it goes to russia and creates to a. great epidemic there of heroin addiction so the fact is that our cia his as you know and its. historian l. mccoy has brought out frequently one of the first to bring that out the. cia has backed. drug gangs essentially and facilitated them in many parts of the world as part of their covert operations their clandestine operations which are to be denied
and which can't be openly financed and a lot of that financing comes from allowing or even facilitating drug dealers to run drugs into the u.s. europe and and it turns out now russia but another aspect of course is very significant when left out of the series is the draft resistance i think there's one shot of someone burning a draft card no mention whatever of the people who chose to go to prison nonviolently to send a message to the country that this was wrong that they couldn't participate in it and that it was it was a wrongful war altogether they could have gone to canada or been ceo's or gotten deferments of various kinds over four thousand people went to prison it was example of people like that that i met just on their way to prison that. made me realize that i could do the same that i could do that something that would bring
the truth out and send a message to the people of all wrongful this wars if i were willing to go to prison as i was when i when i saw their example they do go into the pentagon papers to some degree but. they don't at all bring out what induced me to do that without draft resisters no pentagon papers it wouldn't have occurred to me to do that and for whatever good that did do and that's another story the people who chose to go to prison were part of that story. you know but even before you decided to divulge the pentagon papers you had a you had come to a place of realizing that the war itself was the wrong war you must have been disenchanted what was that point for you what was your breaking point to realize this is just the wrong effort wrong place completely futile on america's part well there was stages of that some of that is clear in the film not including to meet
not related to me but to the marines and the others realizing that this was a stalemated war that it was not achieving any progress in the to continue it was a quote waste of lives on both sides really that it shouldn't be continued and as somebody who was in vietnam and who used my former marine experience as a former marine company rifle company commander i walked with troops as a civilian and did experience combat a good deal and saw that war up close so i got that impression which is very widely shared inside the government and by the troops and officers what did you do about that though is another question i worked on the inside for a couple of years trying to and induce them to get a negotiated outcome solution or to extricate ourselves but in sixty nine i read the earliest parts of the pentagon papers and it came through much more clearly than it does in the film that the united states had no business killing any
vietnamese from the very beginning or supporting the french obviously from forty five and forty six on and all the more from one nine hundred fifty on that was not a noble cause it wasn't even a just cause it was criminal actually in terms of american ideals and american values of self-determination that meant to me that all that killing i've described and there were some three million vietnamese who died in that war that all of it was basically a result. of u.s. policy in the light by the way of a determination by many vietnamese for independence from foreign control and they would have above all like to do that as it was agreed in the geneva accords of one nine hundred fifty four that that happened by election and we knew that an election would result in a government we didn't like namely the ones that had achieved leadership of the
nationalists cause by defeating the french on the ground in one nine hundred fifty four fifty three and fifty four so it would have been a communist led government of unification byelection and his eyes and our pointed out everyone agreed that that would have been an overwhelming victory. the film does not make clear at all that it was u.s. policy not to hold those elections they attributed to president node in the z.m. but we had picked no didn't see him for that purpose and as you mentioned general and stale was an advisor to him a cia advisor who advised him on running an election that was a mock election essentially a rigged election against the cold emperor of vietnam and and that in fact lansdale had told him that something like a sixty percent to win was quite adequate for the purpose but z.m. wasn't content with that he had to get something like ninety nine percent and in fact that that made him shoot for something like one hundred four percent of the
voters in saigon area where he was stronger to compensate for less elsewhere the point is it was the us who decided there would be no election for unification the election i've just described was for running the south essentially as a separate country geneva had not contemplated that at all south vietnam was a us creation as a country like panama you might say so when people say it wasn't ours to lose in a certain sense it was ours to lose we'd created south vietnam as a foreign power that didn't give us a real right to it but it put a psychological sense that no president wanted to be accused of having lost south vietnam any more then presidents in the more recent past wanted to moves panama to real independence so or alaska but say so. that point does not
come out in any case i did realize that in sixty nine and that meant to me that all of these three million deaths were unjustified result or result of an unjustified u.s. policy and unjustified deliberate homicide meant. we murder mass murder and that was something that i couldn't. relate to simply as a bystander or b. look for a graceful face saving way out over a period of years but something i had to try to and as quickly as possible of course i couldn't do that and even the american people can't do that they didn't prove able for some years through that it went on for years after the pentagon papers came out but i did hope that an informed public would would act to get us out. speaking of the disenchantment one one document that i think should have been addressed in the documentary and it's not
really touched upon by most mainstream historians as national security action memo two six three basically kennedy's proposal in september to bring one thousand visors back in sixty sixty four basically and five to drawdown the commitment to vietnam this is a sea change as far as what could have been it had kennedy lived but doesn't get into that do you think that a lot of people dismissed do six three and seven two six three but don't you think that as a very important document for historical analysis yes you know let me move beyond that for a moment i do believe that i was as mcnamara said i think it was right about this that kennedy intended to get out in sixty five after the election he might or might not have reduce troops and continued to reduce troops in sixty four before the election i don't believe he intended to or would have gotten out before the
election and expose himself to charges from. goldwater that he had lost vietnam he wasn't prepared to do that so it's not to his credit that he chose to prolong the war through the election and of course he. didn't survive the you didn't live that long and he was succeeded by somebody who was determined not to lose the war in sixty five or ever and then by another president nixon who felt the same way i do think that of kennedy had lived it was his intention to get out and this is brother told me. no one could say exactly what he would have done had he lived that's what bobby said to me but he said i know what he intended to do and that was to get the combat troops and to end our involvement actually after the election he was the only president in that chain of succession after the second world war who even entertained such a thought and who intended to act on it and i think it would have made
a great difference if he had lived likewise actually i believe that humphrey secretly intended to get out so there's a lot of evidence for that not particularly interested in the in the film and the his last nixon i think kept the war from being ended in sixty nine. while it's very important for us all to take a much closer look at how we have the world around us objectifies women and men from times when maybe jerks a little too fast this happened recently when they put up for that and award winning charity planned a visit to this new city south dakota v.a. hospital the group has published nearly calendar featuring female military veterans dressed in one thousand nine hundred eighty s. era clothing in the incredibly us and pent up style a style that is a very large part of world war two military culture was even used to recruit posters at the time the board of the sioux city facility initially claimed that the calendar and the women's clothing might contribute to the disrespect of women
veterans in their roles as equals and perpetuate objectification of women in general now collectively the women of this year's pent up for vets calendar have served one hundred and forty five years in military service they have traveled to every state in the country to spend time with. veterans stuck in hospitals and nursing homes what they are not doing is degrading themselves or what donning a retro hairstyle and dress doesn't the process women but assuming a dress makes these women and their work inappropriate and offensive to women is actually some pretty patronizing nonsense so here's to veterans and civilians who make up pick it up for about our reality every year bringing joy and financial assistance to their fellow that we salute you we most definitely do and that gentleman is our show for you today remember everyone in this world we are not told we are sort of all of you i am tired and on top of that while watching all those hawks out there of
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was. the headlines on the iraqi army times it is in full control of after kurdish fighters fled disputed city this comes as baghdad tightens its grip on security following an independent referendum on. a noisy night in barcelona make their feelings heard following the arrest of two leaders in catalonia as the independence crisis there. and victims of. crime all shoplifting in london might not get much help from the police in the future his budget cuts see the force consider scaling back investigating as an effect since.
well i welcome thanks for watching r.t. international where it's just turned two o'clock here in moscow now our top story this hour the iraqi army says it has taken full control of the city of kirkuk pushed out kurdish peshmerga fighters it was described as a that coloration of war by the kurdish military which fired a heavy response. i . think god our combat spirit is very high and we have been searching for the promoter fighter since yesterday who are you searching for exactly. the fighters who haven't left the city yet nearly eighty percent of fighters were killed at the beginning and since then we haven't found anyone so nothing happened besides this of course no they tried to
resist they opened fire at us but no one was hurt like a journalist mahmoud to him described the situation the iraqi army has attack at the set the floor last night from the city of cool calm three sides some. not again units have pulled back from there on this and let the iraqi army call it enter the city from mocked up khalid and from tell you out of the places south and the populous city and some control it is has fallen from both sides is talking about it from our the shabby people mobilization units and by talking about ten of medigap. one iraqi government says the move was to increase security the old rich city had been under the control of kurdish forces since twenty fourteen that's when the iraqi army fed the area to escape islamic state. they were trying to has more
now on how the war on terror in iraq has turned into a battle the territory. gunshots and one of the largest cities in the north of iraq that had nothing to do with terrorists. i mean it's about the terrorists not being there anymore after the kurdish units also known as push mariga and the iraqi army in cold war largely successful against eisel it is now all about showing who's boss and northern iraq and in particular in kirkuk back in two thousand and fourteen the kurds basically took full control of it while the iraqi army were hopelessly losing the country to islamic state i'm not saying these latest care clashes put iraq on the brink of a new civil war although the general command did call it a declaration of war on the people of kurdistan but here's what the u.s.
central command called the takeover of a whole city after a fierce gun battle masses of locals cleaned the area coalition forces reports of the limits of exchange of fire but believing gauge when this morning was a misunderstanding and not deliberate elements at times it's a link up the limits of visibility conditions clearly this is a difficult time because there are troops. in the startler is isis so how is that iraq you're only going to. look up your own mobilization forces. so now the u.s. finds difficult position this is going to make it very difficult for the trump administration to resolve this issue across the border in syria similar story the kurdish units have done a great job in taking over land from die and no matter what the government in
damascus has to say they want to keep it period we will never handed over our law is clear the land that runs. the blood of martyrs belongs to the people and we will not handed over to any force the battle against isis is if not finished it's largely finished and they've been able to come up with a plan the war of words got hotter and hotter and they have moved special forces but it's oil it's all about oil this is very important for iraq to take their city which they believe is theirs the government and to establish very quickly now that their military is stronger as proven itself against isis has become organized and well received machine that they want to strike while the iron is hot. now two key members of the catalan independence movements have been detained and questioned on charges of sedition they are accused of playing
a crucial role was in organizing catalonians disputed referendum which madrid says was illegal people protested there on monday night against the move. to to. catalonia president slammed the trade expressing regret that they were arrested for simply organizing peaceful rallies the sad part is they did is called on the public to remain strong during this hard period for the region. as that but a lot of them were disappointed with the judge's decision to deprive us of our freedom the sacked isn't lined with the principles of justice it's going to frighten and punish us mileage out because that despite the times we're living in and the limitless repression of the state to try and stop this democratic wave
we're experiencing in catalonia i want you to be more serious than ever we must become aware of the importance of the historical moment. well here are some more details about the two men arrested he saw there one of them is the leader of the catalan national assembly an organization which wants independence for the region it was created back in twenty eleven and has over eighty thousand members and the other man is the president of an organization that promotes catalan language and also culture it also favors secession meanwhile a famous whistleblower has criticized these arrests wiki leaks editor june sanchez described the menace the first high level political prisoners held over the referendum is a vocal supporter of catalan independence political commentator john white told us that he believes madrid has made a mistake by making these arrests after the ugly scenes of violence three witness the whole world witnessed on october the first that the best friend that cut the
world independent is actually the spanish prime minister mariano rajoy he's a watch telly or spanish unity because there's my mind to his actions. along with every step of the we have only self to force the ball fire the determination of those already support for one independence but people have added new converts to the cause midst of a voice actions while the media. and way with the constitution are certainly important in my view because no one in qatar would accept regardless of where they stand on this question that the democratic politicians elected politicians. representin because regional parliament should be detained on this basis so it's a very very serious escalation and i contend it is a very very serious mistake on the part of the government to take this measure and the trade has tried on numerous occasions to block the independence movement.
now with islamic states suffering heavy losses in syria and iraq many children are being left behind is that parents die fighting for the territory well r.t. has been to film at an orphanage in iraq where some youngsters were clearly aware of who their relatives were fighting for. mama i am a yankee. after my. back. that can't keep off going to storm shame on you will you for the call.
that. mama one can't change haggle. but he love you. cause you. to do. what is if life isn't tough enough for those children we have been hearing how countries are currently grappling with how to rebuild it's a potentially radicalized youngsters when they are sent to live with other relatives we have a moral obligation a jew to know to help fix. the damage the last thing damage in the legacy of our intervention and of previous governments. claim to be acting on
our behalf we have to try and fix the mess we've created in a in an evidence based in a in a moderate way and not with bullets i don't think that we can you know straight away go get a western intervention is to blame for this isis is to blame for they see extremism is to blame for this the parents too. were extreme in their beliefs are to blame for this this isn't you know i didn't write a colossus children i didn't teach children that their parents were martyrs but isn't my doing in that is a western intervention doing that was the doing of those who were extreme that were behaving in extreme manner when people are under threat of being wiped out then the people who talk the toughest game they rise to prominence in such a society i was as i was about to explain like here when people think they're immigrants are stealing their jobs them to immigration far right parties you know come to the fore and rally people around them what you're saying is the children in
the area on the ground day that were killed by by a terrorist extremist radicalized muslim that what those parents should do you couldn't blame them if they now came out became violent i don't want to see any child go through that and obviously we we do need to do whatever we can do but the moral compass is not only on the west it just isn't for these children we need to first hold them and put them out of immediate danger and then in cold create a strong sense of identity in them as you know m i five report in two thousand and eight suggestive and confirm a world brand of islam an identity religious identity is actually a fire wall a preventative measure to political violated less islam not more of it right now. now in a few years time victims of certain crimes in london might need to think twice before calling the police that's because the force faces drastic cuts and police
chiefs are saying that that means they might have to stop investigating so-called low level crimes and situ organize the details and reaction. imagine you get robbed on the street and the police tells you sorry we won't be able to investigate it the police here in london seem to have had enough of being stretched to their limits with a force now saying it will have to ignore low level crime the idea is to say four hundred million pounds by twenty twentieth's and ease the burden on the just over thirty thousand police officers in the capital in addition gun crime crimes and sex offenses are up and calls to non non non have risen but some percent all this against the backdrop of the current set of threats and unwavering commitment to keep london and london a safe so without having to balance the books with fewer offices and less money the met police are reassuring the public that the new approach is not going to affect homicide investigations kidnapping sexual offenses hate crime or domestic violence
but rather lower level offenses such as shoplifting car crime and criminal damage. the home office says there's nothing to worry about there is more money and more officers for each londoner than anywhere else in the country and this government will continue to ensure that the metropolitan police have the resources they need
to cut crime and keep our community safe but what does the public make of all this says i she's going to encourage that people would commit more low level crimes wouldn't it because if you know that there's no repercussion for your crime. sort of leaves it open ended doesn't it we hear a lot of things going on in the street and i'm terrified to go outside to be honest with you because you don't want to get involved in something like that so if they're going to start separating that and maybe my calls that night or my neighbor's calls that night may not be answered anymore makes me quite nervous they will start to do something more and more of. these or as a retired police officer i kind of. support new differentiate between north and jessica because as i understand they will go and report the crime but if there's no leads off towards the north think it's reasonable to investigate and study it you're going to artsy london times with this is softening still had a hell of a clinton has been using the claims against disgraced film producer harvey
our. outlook. and in. one song find themselves worlds apart. to look for common ground. welcome back now the revelations of sexual misconduct by the disk raced movie mogul harvey weinstein have shaken the entertainment industry with more and more women coming forward about being abused by powerful executives from russia has not escaped getting drawn into the cult breach the news website foreign policy has written about high russia media has responded saying outlets and making light of the situation but unlike other major scandals in the u.s. at least more sky wasn't directly blanked. the fallout over the weinstein scandal
decades of sexual harassment claims with luke using them or break even hollywood a listers angelina jolie leave when it's true i said you know a million times my heart was racing and i was very serious with a hollywood heavyweight in the eye of the storm some political figures have been dragged in as well being a long time during the at the democratic party weinstein has also made payments to the clinton foundation and personally contributed thirty thousand u.s. dollars to hillary clinton's presidential campaign it's a killer of clinton a while to condemn weinstein but when she did a few days after the scandal broke clinton couldn't resist bringing another person into the equation look we just elected a person who admitted sexual assault to the presidency the only shock a hit was that she didn't find a way to mention the russians arguably the hollywood harassment scandal is the only major issue in the u.s. not to be pinned on russia even the american football control the c. of the n.f.l.
players needling in protest and donald trump lashing out at them for being unpatriotic came down to this hashtag chicken and all. were caught in it well they were chicken of the argument this past weekend and pushing them off their troll farms as much as they could to try to just raise the noise level in america the black lives most of protests also orchestrated by the russians apparently to see division in american society forgetting the actual issue of racism and police brutality at least one of the ads that was bought by this russian troll farm on facebook was a black lives matter ad three thousand ads purchased by russian hackers to sow political chaos in the u.s. exploit hot button racial and religious issues russian books were also accused of amplifying the. based on fracking in america and environmental issue that's been
running for decades the powers that are looking to to have global policies need someone to blame for for the opposition that they face and they have to deal with gena my eyes the opposition so it's best to call them names and to say that they're just puppets of someone else and the russians provide an easy target just talk about how evil rush isn't and how all the opposition to them is a spouse from a bad source and it's just it's a fiction and it's something that they rely upon to so what they have to sell so it will be a surprise to find out that hollywood's most decorated now laid bare have kremlin's highs. now the russian resort of sochi is a melting pot of youngsters from around the globe at the moment it is hosting the world festival of youth and students which is well underway festival organizers do
say this year they have attracted over twenty five thousand visitors and they get to enjoy a mixed we give the vents of room culture sport and signs as well as discussing the world issues that matter to them like social justice getting to quiz social and humanitarian activists is what is senior politicians and officials to the rule say exhibitions and to taint well over the decades the festivals proven to be life changing experience for some of the visit is next meet manfred he recalls what it was like for him at the event in moscow back in one nine hundred fifty seven. muskett was something you couldn't imagine in those times. as my mother said it was
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because of this is because a report wow it's windy on lake michigan and here is chicago where things are happening so max i'm going to talk into this too because it's fluffy and it helps with the audio i think i think does this sound better does the sound better we're going to cut back and forth between the various. i want to show you a little tweet i saw on twitter from sky news i thought you would get a kick out of this one max teresa mayes spokes man has hinted the prime minister supports stripping harvey weinstein of his c b e following sexual harassment allegations against him so the c.b.e.
is the commander of the most excellent order of the british empire so he was awarded you know it's not a knighthood but it's just below a knighthood which is i think o.b.e. so what do you think about the fact that you know the british monarchy is granting out all sorts of knighthoods and honors to the likes of harvey weinstein before him there was jimmy savile so what do you think of it as well the. titles are handed out by the monarchy to keep the monarchy of the aristocracy in business so i mean this is part of the problem when you have folks in positions of unelected how are dictating social norms so here they have legitimized this alleged rapist offering him an official title now should they pull that title back well well they get rid of jimmy savile's knighthood. i'm not sure if they got rid of it posthumously but i thought it was really interesting because the harvey weinstein
story is ongoing we have the district attorney in new york and by the way you know you will hear we are in a city so you'll hear sirens going by arrests for ordinary joe baca donuts you won't hear any arrests going on for the likes of m.f. global or john korea zion or any of the high frequency traders in the background you'll hear somebody might litter and they'll get in trouble they'll get arrested and thrown in guantanamo bay just so you know and you'll hear wind so this is something that has to be told to the audience this is a live backdrop it's not a green screen and it's real just imagine there's a hurricane we're reporting on a hurricane so another story that happened this week while we've been traveling across america traveling across the great plains is just we see has been on the news just we see of course you and i confronted the former attorney general of the united states of america eric holder he told us that you know. he was tough on each s.b.c. because you find them some money or blah blah blah so here's just we see in the
news however about another market manipulation for which they're being charged it just we see effects executive said i think we got away with that jury hears jurors in the trial of former. foreign currency exchange executive mark johnson on friday heard nearly twenty recorded phone calls surrounding a three point five billion dollars for x. deal that prosecutors say defrauded oil and gas developer care and energy with johnson saying at one point i think we got away with it the phone recordings max there's no sort of indication that these h.s.b.c. executives when they what they basically did is they had a client karen energy who had three point five billion dollars in u.s. dollars that needed to be converted into pounds so what the bank did they're alleging in this case. and kind of they openly admit it in these audio recordings
is that they front run it that they basically drove sterling up they were trying to make it not too high and then they were recorded saying oh my god you two are too high it's going to be too obvious karen energy is going to notice that we've done this anyway they meet eight million dollars off this deal their client lost money and now he's suing them or the karen is suing h.s.b.c. right well what about the terms of h.s.b.c.'s deferred prosecution agreement they made with eric holder's office during the period in which they were called laundering billions from the sun to lower drug cartel there's this violate that deferred prosecution will h.s.b.c. finally be prosecuted how can a bank get a firm prosecution you know there's as we've been saying for a while you know the point of reporting on all this financial crime is that it spills over into the general economy so when you let's say in the u.k. because h.s.b.c. is british company grunfeld tower for example incinerated killed
a bunch of people the people responsible they use the defense of banks use like we don't care you know we're above the law there's no rule of law joe people we don't care and they get away with it as a p.c. guy said i think we got away with it they will get away with it there is no rule of law and it trickles down to other aspects of society and you've got total lawlessness and people simply throw up their arms and say well what do you want what i expect you know i'm i've got a title i'm like harvey weinstein i'm an alleged rapist with the u.k. government gives me a title i'm practically a knight you know i'm practically i'm having tea with the duchess of shaul option last shot shyer shot shush shush i shot and having scones encroachments with you know some other fricken tough i have no law applied to me and of course america did the revolutionary war to get rid of these. you know. my
language of course is. such that i can't be exactly how i feel so former h.s.b.c. for extruder frank cahill carried out the two point two five billion pound deal and told jurors last week of how he made quote aggressive trade is that caused the price of sterling to rise in the lead up to an afternoon benchmarks fix price that cameron had agreed would be the exchange rate price to turn the dollars in just sterling as i'm saying like here is another benchmark this is the benchmark these fix the gold fix the goal you know all these various is the fix live or rate all of these are fixes that were set in london all of these were. basically used to read the global monetary and financial system as you know every single contract in the world was based on all of these fixes in london and this is one of the fixes that happen so here we have an h.s.b.c. trader who is responsible for this deal he's saying he did rig it and inclusion it's a conspiracy
a global conspiracy because it goes on further to note that the jury has also heard of how johnson and scott enlisted other four x. traders in london and new york to buy sterling ahead of the deal and cashed out at the fixed price the highest price point that day for sterling to u.s. dollar a currency pair known in the four x. industry as cable so member again here we have new york involved in this new york district attorney he said democrat he's a top democrat he's part of the establishment he declined to prosecute harvey weinstein even though he heard the audio recording that the police and try back to new york city the manhattan police provided an audio of basically harvey weinstein thrusting himself onto it an actress a model and actress and they declined to prosecute here he's going to hear the same audio a crime that was committed with the help of power. unli and allegedly of a new york trader and will he ever prosecute it's apparently not right well ok so
you have gate keepers ok in the case are the weinstein is a gate keeper to hollywood so the academy awards the abuse that position allegedly raped a bunch of women groped a bunch of women and was abusive toward many women and in london with the fix the live or effects or any other of these benchmarks that are used to price deals those are effectively gate keeping its operations and situations and the traitors who are involved in this theft and this larceny oh we're gatekeepers to the price it was a gate keeping two academy awards with their gatekeepers to the transaction and they raped they financially raped this customer h.s.b.c. financially rapes many customers so does j.p. morgan so does lloyd blankfein of goldman sachs and what is in the business of
making a market or adding liquidity is flame in actually raping customers and they do it on an industrial scale and as a result the economy is suffering and they should be met with the same you know in france when we were in paris there was the concept of financial pedophilia where the traders of being p. and other for an spanx there the judiciary came up with an idea that they should be branded and painted in the same way we treat pedophiles that was in france now there was i guess we have luke so ca he had a benefit for in j.p. morgan i believe it was a lawyer for them and he came up with the idea that here in the united states they have a first amendment and it's sacrosanct except for in the case of child paedophilia and then how can we make that work with financial news but you know ok so that standard should be applied to this industry yeah so. let's in the last few minutes that we have here i want to turn to the rest of the term because you know hollywood
has also invented this notion of russia gate and this is also part of this story the these sort of hoaxes and conspiracies that then get to basically provide cover for the likes of harvey weinstein by the way there are already people online in the democratic twitter who are saying that this is another russia conspiracy is harvey weinstein so here on this story where they allegedly defrauded their own client karen out of some money based on this deal here we have when they were afraid of getting caught because they drove the price of sterling so obvious and sharp right before this fix was about to happen so in that dialogue the audio that the jury heard you hear them say and they said well you know it jumped his conversation with karin he said well you know it jumped a bit sterling who else was buying. karen their client asked
h.s.b.c. and we said the usual russian names other central banks all that sort of stuff johnson said on the call previously in the trial jurors have heard of how scott told a karen executive and his advisor for rothschild that trading by a russian central bank was driving up the price of sterling prosecutors contend there was no such russian and city driving up the dollar is sterling exchange rate it was trading activity h.s.b.c. traders who were trading on sterling at the three pm fags so. another hoax exposed look i mean if people want to grasp the craven misbehavior of a just b. c. they need to put into their brains the image of harvey weinstein masturbating into a potted plant that was part of the evidence that came out during the harvey
weinstein scandal that's just b.c. and their role of the do sherry's and trusted intermediaries is served by the fact that they're like harvey with the plans that's what you've got to think oh same thing with barclays lloyds. and r.b.s. and they're they're all run by lords and knights and c.b.s. and o.b.e.'s and all these onerous conferred on the sort of people who then get to be these honors absolve them and make them. more powerful gatekeepers i mean gate keepers by the way the original gatekeepers were the feudal sort of lord right and this is what we have in hollywood this is what we have a wall street but we've got to go to the second half yeah i mean make harvey weinstein the head of all bank of scotland would love it and i'm sure the customers would love it and i'm sure margaret thatcher i mean. would love it well we got to go the second half of the way much more coming your way.
and he's still exist. rico's treated as one of us i don't know if we close on the hind foot so really throw some throw into them and to throw them along on the puerto rico i see going on and i knew a lot of seats and they could be seen on the island is controlled by the us government and some puerto ricans crew even dependents gentlemen will see it only to god you know me. i don't i don't like the sequence either way but i mean to sort of i mean we're taking a game where you can point to last year obviously. still many do wish to join the us hundreds more leave every day.
beings. with a country at a crossroads anger on the island is on the rise. about your sudden passing i phone we just learned you worry yourself in taking your last . strong turn. your act caught up to you as we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry suddenly i could so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each day. but then my feeling started to change you talked about war like it was a game still some more fun to feel those that didn't like to question our arcade and i secretly promised to never be like it said one does not leave a funeral the same as one enters the mind gets consumed with the death of this one
very windy out there american marc bolan mark welcome back good to see again let's talk about the wind for a second what type of wind which is this a normal wind it's here october in chicago how would you classify this unpredictable the other day was beautiful weather so cubs game tonight so the hopefully the wind turns and blows out that's always fun to watch oh fantastic all right so last time you were on mark it was oh my gosh years ago during the m.f. global financial crisis and you know we've been covering financial crises for years now that was a seminal moment when jamie diamond decided to subvert all finance laws and securities laws by getting a personal bailout with the course on at the time in putting all the other creditors in the back of the boss and of course it was just part and parcel for jamie dimon but since the time this is to a xtian is gotten in the area of financial crimes an area that you cover as a journalist it's gotten worse right it's certainly an era seen h.s.b.c.
admitted the other day that they almost got away with it as a recorded conversation of them saying that so that acknowledges that they had premeditation they knew what they were doing was wrong and they did it anyway i want to focus on this for a second so h.s.b.c. this is a bank that was involved in laundering billions from the center low a mexican drug cartel that eric holder former attorney general said was too big to prosecute that got representation on the regulatory bodies here in america even though there is a foreign entity it's a british bank to subvert american law subvert the american constitution and there they are on tape saying that they almost got away with it and moving guilts and yet still no prosecutions course they got a deferred prosecution. known going to jail no deterrent is that about the size of it i think you're focusing on the right issues because what's really at stake here
is there is no determines there is a great study done city university in london and wales university of leeds behavior after financial ization and you called it accountable and i think that's what we're witnessing right now we're witnessing the seeds that have been sown by a not addressing blocked investigations and blocked prosecutions so in other words there's been no deterrence topic we've talked about on this show many times a just b.c. clearly committing massive fraud as well as many other banks including j.p. morgan lloyd blankfein over there goldman sachs lloyds of london other london banks barclays except for and because there's been no debts arents there is now a crime wave in america and it's spreading to other industries so you see it in the pharmaceutical industry the insurance industry the housing industry all industries now are mimicking wall street and it's contributing to a collapse of america. you hate to see that happen but you can document what you're
saying so what you're saying is not out of the ballpark of truth and what can be proven. if i were in the pharmaceutical industry and i looked at what the banking industry got away with it would seem natural to me to want the same treatment i give you a quick example in chicago they're trying to court amazon they've had some discussions with amazon and a similar group says that they are not married to chicago so you know you've got i got this corporates identity where people are kind of doing what they want to do and getting away with that without any consequences yeah i think that's people say it's a victimless crime when banks steal money like wells fargo they went into people's accounts and just stole money was no to turn and they never even got censored for this maybe they pay a small fine but. again with the jamie dimon and j.p. morgan case it was just revealed that the money they used to fail one of their big fines was used by going in and defrauding mortgage holders again and saw that are.
so where is the determined and we're seeing no to turn the number of fines that the banks have racked up since the two thousand and eight financial crisis has just been absurd so that obviously is not working and then the source of paying those fines come from recidivist behavior they simply commit the same crimes if i commit a crime and i'm fine for that crime but there's not told not to commit that crime i can just commit that crime again is the case with h.s.b.c. or jamie dimon at j.p. morgan to pay the fine and maybe incur a new fine but it just encourages me again to commit the same fraud it's an interesting dichotomy we've got ourselves into and i know people in government who want to address this problem and it's a big problem you know m.f. global to me is the heart of the problem the investigation was documented blocked on when you block investigations i think that is the most devious method of controlling the justices going to do that because that's where the where you as a journalist got into that with some degree of detail the m.f.
global block investigation walk us through that ok first off it's you can document it blocked in the public domain terry duffy the head of simeon group acknowledged that it was blocked in congressional testimony. there is congressional testimony acknowledging that the primary suspects were never questioned on the evidence that i delivered i delivered evidence to federal investigators in the case it wasn't targeted necessarily it john corazon it was targeted at someone who had evidence but i was being told i was not they were not allowed to question this person ok so run through the crime again just to refresh people's memory what happened to them and what ok i'm going to talk about what hasn't banned by and large report ok great ok so there was a general idea that things were going bad and i'm a globe. regulators are documented to have told them not to transfer assets out of my mouth global regulators also called john cores on john course i would not
take calls he did not return regulator calls money was illegally transferred regulators have determined. unlawful transfer when he went out illegally there were falsified reports delivered to regulators that hid the asset transfers a someone who goes out and in was pretty much of the rayson crime and if you will if you look and you understand what happened inside and some of the compliance departments where a bank transfer went from one j.p. morgan account into their proprietary account that's an obvious transfer. the indications are that the j.p. morgan compliance department fly that and it was brought to the attention of it's an obvious illegal transfer threat ok so you've got the farmer attorney general of america of course a stand slips a shareholder eric holder who said that these banks are too big to prosecute there
to interpol to the financial system so he gave a green light to fraud i mean here in chicago with the bond it's a response to al capone reign of terror and gangsterism in the thirty's from the federal government was to say well he's too big to prosecute we don't want to proceed to triple the economy i mean a measure of almost bootlegging was shut down what would happen the chicago economy will just make a president that states will just elevate him to the highest standards of office will make him the attorney general i mean the story of america be quite different i'm very concerned at this point that if you let this criminality spread to other part the economy like you're saying the pharmaceutical industry if there's no accountability and the pharmaceutical industry now the biggest cause or second biggest cause of death in america is opiate addiction and overdose that's a direct result of there being no deterrence for criminality as we've witnessed in the financial sector is spreading to every part of the economy the economy. it's collapsing it's going through of like when the wall came down in the soviet union collapsed alcoholism spiked and the country wanted to freefall here in america the
wall of glass steagall has collapsed under clinton opiate addiction skyrocketing and the country's going straight into the garbage pail because there's no attention to the rule of law yes or no. obvious you said a lot of what i can speak to as i have examined the trend of blocked federal investigations significantly and i can tell you that and if lobel was unique because john corps time was not economically or systemically important he was a powerful individual and you can document how john corazon evaded regulators he was able to get out of regulation of the national futures association m.f. global also was given granted access to the fed's discount window and if global had no right what so ever to be given that that privilege but they were granted rights so john corazon was given a different set of rules all the way through out and then the investigation the
investigation was documented blocked and then there was a fight that occurred inside of governments to set things straight and you know they're the unsung heroes in my opinion who. i people inside the federal bureau of investigation i know people inside regulators who stood up a give you a funny indications are that there was a point course and got question this is all sealed of course and but it's there was a point where a federal investigator went off script these guys are tightly controlled about what they can ask what they can ask but he was unleashed and he put someone in a position of either the having to tell the truth and admit guilt or lie and that admits. there was a law now and these are the indications that i have but if you why do a federal investigator that's a crime here in illinois the former speaker of the house was convicted for
a line to a federal investigator now i don't know if that happened for certain because i don't have the documents but i'll tell you if john corazon or any other am of global investigator lied to a federal investigator why aren't they being prosecuted h.s.b.c. those guys on say admitted that they were culpable and massive fraud they said willis got away with it john corazon is not systematically important h.s.b.c. is a bank john corps and has no systemic or economic significance m.f. global was not an economic powerhouse even though of course i want to turn it into goldman sachs and he probably had a legitimate shot and he almost did it are almost got past the problems ok so you're saying basically here it's case of trani capitalism where in the case of h.s.b.c. because are signatories to the bank of international settlements and other regulatory authorities that oversee global finance they are part of protected class of criminal or is karzai is not even part of the protected class of criminals he just
pulled a few strings and he's a crony asst and a few bribes to payoff is just straight up and down kind of backroom shyster ism on a pretty epic scale where a lot of people got hurt and jamie diamond stinky little paws are all over it well i don't i can't speak to bribes i can't speak to more of a system that provides elites a way of operating in the way of making profit without any accountability and it was bad in two thousand and eleven when i'm a fool who went down and only got worse so right now we're seeing the consequences of not holding elites elite financial interests accountable ok so diamond had a billion dollars at risk at m.f. global he was sort of been in line with the other creditors and his money was yanked ahead of all other creditors done in an act of brazen eek illegal behavior he committed a massive crime and he went on to commit other crimes and to pay those fines he
committed war crimes. so he's a serial fraudster that's undermining as you just pointed out the american economy in a way that no one has been able to do with munitions or arms is much more dangerous than any of those people or any of those threats and it can stay for another segment yes it will get into some more of this. and that's going to do it for this edition of the kaiser report with me max kaiser and stacy herbert like to thank our guest mark malone is a journalist look him up he's good to her it's on twitter as kaiser report or you can follow me on my you tube channel max kaiser t.v. a. until next time by. this manufacturer consented to the public will. when the room in
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